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SFMMS Member Named to Lead S. F. Department of Public Health



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Contact: Mary Lou Licwinko 415-561-0850 ext. 237

 

 

SFMMS Member Named to Lead S. F. Department of Public Health

 

 

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has named San Francisco Marin Medical Society (SFMMS) member and current Director of Marin Health and Human Services, Dr. Grant Colfax, as the new Director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH).  

 

Dr. Colfax was raised in Northern California, attended Harvard College and Medical School and did his residency at UCSF.  He previously worked at SFDPH as Director of HIV Prevention and Research before leaving to join the Obama White House as the Director of National AIDS Policy. He will become the San Francisco Public Health Director in mid-February.

 

Upon the announcement of Dr. Colfax’s appointment, Dr. Kimberly Newell Green, President of SFMMS, commented, “We applaud Mayor Breed’s selection of such a distinguished and accomplished physician and SFMMS member as the new Director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health.   We have enjoyed working with Dr. Colfax during his tenure in Marin on public health issues, including his leadership on the Marin flavored tobacco ban, and look forward to continued collaboration.  SFMMS has long been a champion of HIV prevention and research and will continue our work in this area in conjunction with Director Colfax.”


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